The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is stepping down, saying it likely comes as a relief to the paper’s new owners

You might have heard: The Las Vegas Review-Journal was purchased by the family of casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who may be beginning to advance his agenda at the paper

But did you know: Las Vegas Review-Journal editor Mike Hengel announced Tuesday that he is stepping down, less than two weeks after the paper was purchased by the family of casino owner Sheldon Adelson. Hengel told staff he thought his relationship with the Adelsons would be “adversarial” and it would be best for the new owners to choose their own editor. Hengel said he was offered a buyout shortly after the paper was sold. Hengel said: “I think my resignation probably comes as a relief to the new owners.”

+ The Review-Journal is building a master list of “perceived conflicts of interests” from its new ownership: Potential conflicts of interest range from casino coverage to education (Columbia Journalism Review) and an investigation by The Forward finds Adelson is also the main funder behind Jewish news service JNS.org (The Forward)